By Wayne Veysey

21st Jan, 2016 | 3:28pm

Leeds hopeful of tying up two new signings within 48 hours

By Alex Stevens

Leeds are hopeful of agreeing deals for two signings within the next 48 hours.

Assistant manager Paul Raynor revealed on Thursday that the Championship club have tabled “two written bids” for targets and a verbal offer was made for a third player on Wednesday night.

Leeds have held lengthy talks with Norwich about a deal for striker Kyle Lafferty, and Celtic attacking midfielder Tom Rogic is also a target.

Manager Steve Evans is a fan of Bournemouth striker Lee Tomlin, while Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has claimed on social media that United have enquired about the club’s 22-year-old forward Marcus Maddison.
Leeds officials insist that all the money from the £3.5million sale of Sam Byram to West Ham will be available for Evans to use this month to refurbish the squad.
The club’s No2 faced the media on Thursday after Evans was called away to Elland Road for a meeting with owner Massimo Cellino about transfer targets.

Target man: Leeds are keen on a deal for Kyle Lafferty

Raynor said: “We have got a couple of bids out there, I know that for a fact, and I know the manager works very closely with the president.”Things are bubbling and fingers crossed we might have something to announce maybe later today or tomorrow.”

Asked if the signings would be loan deals or permanent, Raynor said: “There are two written bids out there. I know the manager was in contact with a club last night and also made a verbal bid for a club so things are happening.

“We are trying to do things, we want to improve and the president has been very receptive to our ideas and what we want to do. That’s very positive for us and there’s money available.”